Recap from Reimagined Test Track Live Chat

Did you miss the Live-Blog Event on the Disney Park’s Blog today about the re-imagined Test Track??  Well don’t worry, we’ve a complete recap for you right here!  A few new details about the attraction have come out, starting with the new artwork for the new Marquee Sign that will be out front!  Below are the major bits from the chat, and if you are looking for the entire chat transcript:  Click here!

The queue, the whole attraction is completely reimagined. The queue will look like nothing our guests are used to seeing it look. We’ll use the space to introduce guests to Chevrolet’s Automotive Design process – how it starts with a line and ends with the cars you can buy on the showroom floor. We’ll have actual items, sketches, cars, models from GM that have never been seen before by anyone outside the Chevrolet family. It’s basically changing from testing to design. ”

Concerning the designing your own car aspect: “Let’s talk about the Design Studios. In the studio, you have a chance to design your own custom concept vehicle. That design follows you into the ride, which is still the same physical ride that our guests know and love. You’ll ride in our sim car. As you move through the space, your custom design will be scored in areas such as Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness and Speed. ”

“It’s an interactive design kiosk, so in the full experience you can start from a line, then shape your vehicle and add attributes – pick the colors, the tires, and make it truly your dream vehicle. ”

“Everybody in the vehicle will have their ride design, whether they designed individually or as a group. As you move through the four groups, you’ll see how the design stacked up against the sim car design. ”

We’ve seen the above picture before, here’s some new insight into it! “That’s just before our final virtual scene. By that point of the ride, you’ve experienced Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness, and Power and we’re setting you up for Speed. ”

Will we still experience the 65 MPH loop? (and an answer concerning the actual ride track)” Yes, it’s still the same track layout that we know and love. ”

“Let’s talk about the four show scenes in more detail. Capability is where your car is tested for rough road and weather conditions. Efficiency tests your car design’s environmental footprint. The Responsiveness phase tests maneuverability, and finally, Speed is tested. ”

“The experience will be dark, but more importantly, I think we’re pushing the envelope as far as the use of new technology, so it’s not really a traditional “dark ride.”

Question about Opening Date: No firm answer given.. only “Late Fall”  – (I suggest taking this with a GIANT grain of salt.  My bet is on early 2013)

New Post Show Details: “The post-show will kick off with a scoring opportunity, not just with the guests in your car, but guests throughout the day. From there, we’ll move into other opportunities to play with your design with multiple interactive elements. The show room space will still be there with the Chevrolet cars, and we’ll have our own photo ops with different concept cars. ”

No more horrible Test Track Queue Background Music! “It will be futuristic. We’ll have a whole new soundtrack that will not only compliment the attraction with music, but special sound effects too” 

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One Response to Recap from Reimagined Test Track Live Chat

  1. Safari Mike says:

    I prefer Test Track to Mission Space and Soarin for thrills at Epcot. I missed it on my last trip this past week. I look forward to this redo. Seems more fitting for Future World

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